Hello! My name is Mateo Brown and I am a senior at Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts in Thornton. I am excited to be in YouthRoots because I wish to expand my leadership skills and make connections with more people!

I am Danae Castañeda and I go to York International. I enjoy being involved in the community through clubs and programs such as National Honor Society and Link Crew. I am excited to be apart of Youth Roots.

Hi, my name is Daniella and I am currently enrolled at York International. I plan on going into law after high school and aspire to become a lawyer for family affairs. I am passionate about helping others and growing as a person.

I am a somewhat shy person and that’s why I want to try new things. I am fun to be around and I’m VERY energetic. I always have a smile and for some reason can never stay mad. I love learning and helping any way I can. I am very girly and love to bake.

I love running, acting, and school. I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone so I could experience new things. This is the main reason I joined Youth Roots. In the future I want to stay in the same extracurricular activities even after high school.

I am a young Hispanic male who’s still trying to find my way through the labyrinth that is my mind. I love watching anime, and spend most of my free time reading light novels and publications regarding philosophy. I also enjoy running and impressing people however I can.

Hi, my name is Jasnoor Kaur! I am going to be a junior at York International. I am interested in going in the medical field. I am very passionate about helping the community become better and stay strong! I love to travel and learn different things each day.

I love playing sports.
I enjoy helping out others!
I love traveling.

Hello! My name is Joey Vongphasouk and I go to a high school named York International. My favorite hobby when I’m bored is playing video games and watching movies. I love to fantasize what I could do in the future, effectively making me a dreamer.

I’m 15 years old. I was born and raised in Colorado. I am a Vietnamese-American.

I enjoy sports. Soccer is my first passion. I want to study Culinary Arts when I graduate from high school.

I’m 15 and passionate about basketball. My goal is to get accepted into CU.

I am 16 years old with the dream of some day going to college. I enjoy to help out. Some traits that I have are that I am a very kind and caring person. I always want to do better I am also a very hard worker. I would like to be able to help out my community and school.

I am a student from York International. I have an interest in the medical field. I’m in several extracurricular activities such as debate, student ambassador, and Technology Student Association (TSA).

I am in love with books and movies. I am a very hard worker and can set my mind to anything. Also, I am very nerdy and mature in most situations.

I am an outgoing, quirky, and athletic girl. I am Hispanic and I love to play sports. My favorite sports to play are basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

My name is Angel Sosa-Adame. I was born in Denver, Colorado and have lived here all my life. I am passionate about animal rights, climate change, and environmental preservation.

I’m Luz Villalobos and I attend Mapleton Early College. I am a member of my school’s business club. I also enjoy to help out in any sort of way that is possible.

I am Kimberly Villalobos Payan. I am currently 16 years old. I am the second oldest in my family after my sister Daniela.

I’m Patricia Weti. I go to MESA and I love the arts. I have been playing the violin for four years and I love all things music. I am in MESA’s Student Council and I love to help others.

The 2020 cohort has selected their needs and granted away the funds that they raised. See their impact below.

2019-2020 Impact

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